Comic book nails (Boom, Pow, Bang, Zap nails) have been hot in the nail art community for a while now. My favourite design was created by Naomi Misu at Tips Nail Bar in Toronto for the lovely Karen Kwan who blogs about Beauty and Swellness. Check out Naomi’s work on these nails!

comic book nail art, comic book nails, pow nails, boom nail art, boom nails,  comic nails

Comic Book Nail Art

 

There are lots of variations to comic book nails that I’ve seen, so I wanted to try some out myself. I did a little variance on the theme, incorporating Betty Boop which I’ve also seen around the nail art community.

Remember Betty Boop? She is a Disney icon that rose to fame in the late 1930s and has since become a multi-million-dollar brand, licensed in virtually every product category by quality manufacturers (Click Here for more info on Betty Boop).

 

betty boop, betty, betty boop nails, betty boop nail art, boom nail art

Betty Boop

 

Betty Boom Nails

So, I call these my Betty Boom nails (incorporating betty boop and boom). It’s grey and cold in Toronto right now, so I wanted to to use bright colors and turned to some fluorescents from Urban Outfitters.

Polishes Used:

 

boom nail art, boop nails, betty boop nail art, pow nails, comic book nail art, comic book nails, pow nails, pow nail art

Betty Boom Nails

boom nail art, boop nails, betty boop nail art, pow nails, comic book nail art, comic book nails, pow nails, pow nail art

Betty Boom Nails

boom nail art, boop nails, betty boop nail art, pow nails, comic book nail art, comic book nails, pow nails, pow nail art

Betty Boom Nails

 

I absolutely LOVED how they turned out. So much so that I actually motivated myself to go for a run (thanks Karen for the nail inspiration forcing me to run). Karen’s nails were done for one of her many marathons that she runs. I didn’t run a marathon but hey 7km isn’t bad, right? Of course I had to match my running shoes to my nails (hee hee) – don’t worry the rest of my outfit was all black.

 

boom nail art, boop nails, betty boop nail art, pow nails, comic book nail art, comic book nails, pow nails, pow nail art

Matching running shoes

Comments

  1. Lisa

    Of course we DON’T remember Betty Boop. None of us are that old. Have we heard of BB? Well, that’s another question altogether. xxx and o

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *